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Welcome to the Administrative Assistance reading room. You can request assistance from administrators for handling a variety of problems here and alert them about problems which may require special actions not normally used during regular content editing. Please be patient as administrators are often quite busy with either their own projects or trying to perform general maintenance and cleanup.

You can deal with most vandalism yourself: fix it, then warn the user. If there is repeated vandalism by one user, lots of vandalism on a single page, or vandalism from many users, tell an admin here, or in #wikibooks (say !admin to get attention).

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WikiMedia banned user removes delete tag

On Haftevan. I don't want to get into an edit war, so I'm requesting somebody to block the IP and delete the page. Thanks. L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 17:02, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

IP vandal

Please block Special:Contribs/2603:7080:C43D:1882:99E9:58B2:23D5:B198 Could have got it wrong. Probably a vandal bot. L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 21:06, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

That's the correct IP. L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 21:15, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

MarcGarver or other admin, can you deal with this soon? L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 21:17, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

Possible sock

On my local talkpage, Wikivuyo sent a message with a fake username of "Goku". A user with that name was made around the same time, and Wikivuyo was blocked from wikipedia a few months ago for making socks. Wikivuyo, please explain your reasoning for this. It might save you from being blocked [if the Wikipedia issue makes anybody suspicious] if checkuser results say you are the same person as the Goku account, but a "please don't block me I am only twelve" isn't gonna cut it, since you could be 16, 18 or anything else, and you can't prove that claim. @Xania, MarcGarver: Feel free to do whatever based on this. I don't want it to be true, but would rather report this sooner rather than later. -- L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 14:50, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

The "Goku" user seems to be made in 2015. No wonder that confusion. Still might wanna consider the Wikipedia socking. -- L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 14:55, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
Just reread this and it confused me as hell. So a simple version: Wikivuyo was blocked on wikipedia for socking and I made a mistake about when the goku account was made. -- L10nM4st3r / Roar at me 17:34, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

Revdel request

Special:Contributions/104.235.92.150. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:17, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

Namely Special:Diff/4147877. SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 05:26, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
Done, thanks. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 08:30, 29 September 2022 (UTC)